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Scenes of the Crime (2001)

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A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is killed by a rival crime boss.

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Dominique Forma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Jimmy Berg
Jon Abrahams ... Lenny Burroughs
R. Lee Ermey ... Mr. Parker
Mädchen Amick ... Carmen
Morris Chestnut ... Ray
Kerri Randles ... Donna
Noah Wyle ... Seth
Henry Rollins ... Greg
Lombardo Boyar ... Zeke
Kenny Johnston ... Al
Peter Greene ... Rick
Bob Gunton ... Steven, Jimmy's Partner
Dominic Purcell ... Mark
Robert Wahlberg ... Arnon
Brian Goodman ... Trevor
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Lenny Burroughs is a struggling auto mechanic who serves as part-time driver for local gangster Rick in order to earn enough to buy his own garage and pay for his upcoming marriage. Unbeknownst to Lenny, his assignment includes kidnapping Jimmy Berg, an important gang kingpin who has robbed rival criminal Trevor Morrison of over $7 million dollars and killed three of his men including the son of Morrison's partner. The plan is for Morrison to trade Berg back to his partner, Steve Wayne, in exchange for the return of his money, a million dollar indemnity, and a percentage of union municipal contracts which are very profitable for the politically savvy Wayne. However, something goes wrong. Rick contradicts Trevor's plans and seems to be following the agenda of an unknown third party by ordering Lenny to a side street instead of the agreed-upon location. When he leaves the van, he's immediately run down by Wayne's men, who execute him gangland style. Fearing he'll be killed too, Lenny ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Thriller | Drama | Action

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Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2002 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Escenas de un crimen See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mr. Parker: [to the dead body in the van] Burn in Hell, fucker!
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References Bullitt (1968) See more »

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Whisper In A Hurricane
Composed by Robert J. Walsh
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Lazy ending to a good crime caper
9 February 2005 | by rob-236See all my reviews

This captivating little film obviously benefits by the great performances of the three male leads - Bridges, Abrahams and Wyle.

A mob boss' driver (Abrahams) accidentally gets mixed up in much more than he bargained and prepared for when a rival mob boss (Bridges) is kidnapped by his associate (Peter Greene) and bundled into the back of his van.

A very stagy film, with a very TV feel to it, its basically all shot in one location throughout but still manages to hold the viewers attention.

Only one negative, and its a big one - the ending. Just as the story seems as though its changing direction and gathering pace it ends abruptly, which spoils the film and leaves the viewer feeling cheated having to make do with the conclusion of the story and its characters hastily captioned on screen. Such a shame because an extra 15 mins of action instead of 15 seconds of words could have made this film a real find.


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